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Inward swinging fire door

Discussion in 'Building Regulations and Planning Permission' started by A_Novice, 1 Sep 2019.

  1. A_Novice

    A_Novice

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    Hi guys,

    We have a door going in from a lobby area near the hallway into what's left of the garage after the extension. So basically just a storage area.

    I know this door needs to be a fire door and have a minimum step down etc but was wondering if it ok for it to open into the lobby rather than outwards towards the garage?

    Thanks for any help

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  2. ^woody^

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    Yes.
     
  3. A_Novice

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    Thanks Woody.

    Basically have an up and open garage door currently so when you go through the door the framing of this is just below the door height. I may modify the frame as the budget isn't going to allow for an electric roller at £1500. Canopy doors don't come 9ft wide. Annoying.



    Not far off extension completion so you may get rid of me soon
     
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    How long is the defect period? :cautious:
     
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  5. A_Novice

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    Years ha ha.
     
  6. Harry Bloomfield

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    How Much?

    That is way too much. My 7 foot remote control roller cost me less than £500 around 8 years ago, but I went direct to a manufacture, rather than one of the resellers like Crocodile and installed it myself, on my own. They are not difficult to install.
     
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    For £500 I would def go for it. I'll look direct although I don't think I am capable of installing it myself.
     
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    They are really not difficult to fit. You order by opening width and height. I collected mine from a company in Scunthorpe, on my roof rack.

    Fit the guide channels either side of the door, the roller brackets fixed firmly to the wall and into the channels above the opening, then the roll centre complete with motor installed. Flex from motor connects to control unit, then 240v power from a socket to control. You then run motor to fully closed door and haul the top of the door up and around onto roller. Power it up carefully, until the door bottom is above the guides, then lower it down into the guide channels.

    You then set the top and bottom limit switches, with an allan key. Mine is identical to the Crocodile one. I have a remote in the car and the second one in the house by the back door.
     
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